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Álvarez

Álvarez, José (José Álvarez de Pereira y Cubero), 1768-1827, Spanish neoclassical sculptor. He was a follower of Canova. Álvarez was employed on the decoration of the Quirinal Palace in Rome. On returning to Madrid he became director of the Academy of San Fernando and sculptor to Ferdinand VII. He is best known for his portrait statues of Spanish royalty and for his mythological figures in marble (e.g., Nestor and Antilochus, 1818; Modern Art Mus., Madrid).
Álvarez, Juan, 1780-1867, Mexican general of indigenous descent, president of Mexico (1855). He distinguished himself in battle under Morelos y Pavón and was later the first governor of Guerrero. In 1854 he led the liberal Revolution of Ayutla, which overthrew (1855) General Santa Anna. After two months he yielded the presidency to Ignacio Comonfort. Álvarez later fought against Maximilian and the French invaders.
Johanna Peña-Álvarez is a professional female boxer. Born on January 6 1983 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Peña-Álvarez is a world class flyweight (112 pounds). Peña-Álvarez made her pro debut at the age of seventeen, on June 29 2000, winning a 2nd round TKO over Natali Lara. She won her second pro bout, before losing a 6-round unanimous decision to Gisselle Salandy on August 8 2000. Peña-Álvarez would go 12-0-1 in her next 13 fights, before losing a 10-round decision to WIBF Flyweight Champion Regina Halmich on January 17 2004 in Germany. Johanna would return to the ring on March 19 2004, fighting to a 6-round draw with Delia Gonzalez. in her next fight, Pena-Alvarez lost a 6-round unanimous decision to future WIBA Flyweight Champion Melinda Cooper. Pena-Alvarez' record is 15-3-2 with 10 KOs.

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